Development of CyanogenMod for the HP TouchPad has been going strong for quite some time now, but other Android alternatives for the discontinued tablet haven’t been easy to come by. Thankfully, that’s about to change.

A MIUI alpha ROM has found its way online that’s surprisingly good, considering how long it’s been out. The ROM was originally released on Wednesday, and multi-touch, Wi-Fi, audio, Bluetooth and all sensors are already working properly. In fact, the only thing not working is the on-screen menu keys, which can be replaced with a simple app. Of course there a few other miscellaneous bugs, but it’s certainly stable enough for daily use.

The rate at which the HP TouchPad has been turned into a fully functional Android tablet is nothing short of amazing. Just recently, CyanogenMod Alpha 3.5 was released for the TouchPad, bringing even more stability and performance enhancements to the device. And with webOS recently open sourced, there’s a good chance development is on the cusp of really picking up.

For more information on MIUI for the HP TouchPad, including download links and install tutorials, visit XDA.

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